On February 8, "Portraits of Purpose: The Next Generation" will provide a symbolic passing of the "torch of justice."
The exhibition features photos from West's book, "Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership." The book captures the images and stories of 110 African-American leaders and their diverse allies who have contributed to the advancement of the black community in Greater Boston.
On February 8, 2018, "Portraits of Purpose: The Next Generation," hosted by Boston City Hall, will provide a symbolic passing of the “torch of justice” from leaders of the African American community to the youth of Boston with 120 high school students from the Boston Public Schools participating. African American leaders and their allies for social change featured in photographer Don West’s exhibit images from "Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership," and subsequent book coauthored with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kenneth J. Cooper, will be honored at the event. Through original theater and soul-stirring music, it will also shine an important light on our young people, encouraging them to overcome obstacles and work with their schools and communities to help create a city and world with a fair and level playing field for all.
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